Truck Narrowly Misses Being Struck by Train

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Two men got stuck next to train tracks, inches from the passing train.

Just after 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Lancaster County Sheriff's officials were called to the area of Southwest 112th and West A for a truck stuck on the tracks.

Sergeant Scott Gaston said deputies were called by Burlington Northern Santa Fe after a train crew reported a man on the tracks waving at them to stop.

Gaston said the train was not able to stop until it passed the Dodge Dakota pickup which was next to the tracks. Deputies measured less than three inches was all the distance between the hood and the passing rail cars.

The two men were cited and released for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and trespassing.

BNSF has reported $3,500 in damages, mostly due to the delay to a number of trains which had to stop until the truck was removed.

The truck was towed to the impound lot after being winched to the roadway.